Thursday, September 1, 2011

Chastity is a Man and Satan is Crazy Like a Fox

Isn't it crazy that everyone calls Chaz Bono a man and if you don't, you are a narrow minded bigot?

And how about the woman who calls him/herself a pregnant man?   If you speak against the faulty logic, you may be accused of hate speech. 

. . . . . . . yet, today's popular culture refuses to call the fetus in the womb a baby???

I read this on a friend's Facebook status. The first comment was:

"Yeah, it's crazy."

My comment:

Yes, it's crazy . . . . and Satan is crazy like a fox. The warped morality is frightening.
You know that feeling you get when you are watching a scary movie plot line unfold . . . you want to yell at the screen and say, "Get out of there!!" You hear the frightening music swell and you know something bad is going to happen?

Yep. That's the feeling here.

Thank God we know the ultimate end of the "story." I just hope I am doing my best to live my life the way that God wants.

And this brings me to this Sunday's Readings:
Ezekiel 33:7-9
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9
Romans 13:8-10
Matthew 18:15-20

Notice that both the Gospel and the First Reading presume that believers have a duty to correct sinners in our midst. Ezekiel is even told that he will be held accountable for their souls if he fails to speak out and try to correct them.

This is the love that Paul in Sunday’s Epistle says we owe to our neighbors. To love our neighbors as ourselves is to be vitally concerned for their salvation. We must make every effort, as Jesus says, to win our brothers and sisters back, to turn them from the false paths.

We should never correct out of anger, or a desire to punish. Instead our message must be that of Sunday’s Psalm - urging sinners to hear God’s voice, not to harden their hearts, and to remember that He is the one who made us, and is the rock of our salvation.

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Scott Hahn
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